Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

photo: Albie Mitchell

Coming up in 2019:

Mar 17 / solo concert at 440 Gallery
440 6th Ave (btw. 9th & 10th Sts), Brooklyn NY
4:40pm, $10 / more info

Apr 1 & 4 / solo sets at Accordion Mixology series at Lincoln Center
curated by Bill Schimmel, at Astor Gallery, Lincoln Ctr Library
Will plays at 12 noon on both days

Apr 28 / Musette Explosion w/Matt Munisteri, Marcus Rojas
at Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC more info

Apr 29 / Ensemble ConTempo at Brooklyn College

May 2 / Regina Carter's Southern Comfort at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

May 29, 30, 31 / William Kentridge "The Head and the Load"
Holland Festival, Amsterdam NL

More things to check out

A duo album with Eric Vloeimans, a brilliant trumpeter from the Netherlands. Available now as a download on Bandcamp at this link -- or on Amazon or iTunes. Here's a preview of one tune:
Spring on the Smoky Air on Soundcloud.

Will talks to Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, about accordions, hymns,
and Musette Explosion, and plays a few short tunes:
listen on Fresh Air archive

A couple of videos of a solo performance from 2017:
A Recurring Dream
The Light Quick Bones

Article about Will on Accordion Americana blog by Christa O'Neill:
click to read

"... swings with speed and clarity, sways with mystery and eroticism....Not simply an archeological paean to past masters, this debut recording from Musette Explosion makes the genre relevant to NYC's musical landscape."
-- Elliott Simon, New York City Jazz Record

"Musette ... has a dynamic vehicle in this ensemble."
-- Nate Chinen, New York Times

"This group does not restructure the repertoire's foundation; they handle it all in their own way. [Musette Explosion] has respectfully reclaimed 1930s Paris for the 21st Century." -- Aaron Cohen, Downbeat

Mel Minter reviews the CD in his blog, "Musically Speaking":
click to read
And here's Michael Steinman's review in his blog, "Jazz Lives":
click to read


Will Holshouser Trio video "Nocturnal" click to watch

Musette Explosion video by Cruz-Dann Productions click to watch

Regina Carter's Tiny Desk concert on NPR click to watch

NY Times review of Regina Carter & Reverse Thread: click to read

New York musicians, please sign this petition
in favor of union benefits in NYC jazz clubs:

Various albums available here

Introducing Musette Explosion

Available here ("add to cart"), or on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby

Will Holshouser Trio CDs are available here:

through this site

Download via emusic

distribution info

... and on iTunes.


Holshouser, Bennink & Moore
"Live in NYC"

through this site